Kobach shuffles campaign staff, parts ways with strategist


With the primary election less than three months away, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kris Kobach has parted ways with a top political strategist and enlisted a state lawmaker to steer his campaign.

Kobach, the secretary of state, said Tuesday that he hired Republican state Rep. J.R. Claeys of Salina to run his campaign leading up to the Aug. 7 primary.

He also hired as his new spokeswoman Danedri Herbert, an editor from the online publication The Sentinel. Herbert, a former blogger, will be the third person to serve in that role this year.

“We’re just gearing up for the . . .


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